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A shoegazer who thought that the scene would last forever. As Echo and the Bunnymen once said, Nothing lasts Forever
A shoegazer who thought that the scene would last forever. As Echo and the Bunnymen once said, Nothing lasts Forever

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This debut long player by the East Anglian fireworks is a definite high point of the early nineties.  Boosted by relentless gigging and some great singles.  I Want to Touch You, Black Metallic and Balloon are great singles. Black Metallic is a seven…
Catherine Wheel – Ferment
Catherine Wheel – Ferment
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When the Free Machine EP was released; Spitfire looked poised to become massive.  Personally it is my favourite Spitfire EP the exuberant Wild Sunshine was an instant indie disco classic (there’s an oxymoron, if ever I saw one). The raw seventies garage…
Spitfire – Free Machine EP
Spitfire – Free Machine EP
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Black Spring was the fourth EP from Lush. It was released just before their debut album.  Allegedly it is their first movement away from Robin Guthrie, but he is still the producer and engineers it.  So the Cocteau style layering and cloudy production is…
Lush – Black Spring
Lush – Black Spring
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Probably unlike everyone else, this is not my least favourite Ride album. Black Nite Crash was the single that was released before the album. It is a great single, and I thought that it was a return to form. I have to admit I was not a fan of the 60s…
Ride – Tarantula
Ride – Tarantula
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I love this.  isn’t are three guys from Melbourne Australia, and they have previous hardcore punk background, but have moved into shoegaze.  Using there experiences in the hardcore scene you get these banging tracks that have the cathartic inducing…
isn’t – Startled Waking Heart
isn’t – Startled Waking Heart
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The follow up single to the critically acclaimed debut the Tom Verlaine single.  Remember What It Is That You Love was released on Bad Girl Records, and covered by Cud. The Family Cat stood out because they had three guitarists in the line-up and a very…
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I have been lucky enough to get tickets to see Spiritualized at the Royal Festival Hall performing Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space. The first time I saw Spiritualized was back in 1992 at Glastonbury. They were playing during the day and…
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Brazilian post-Tropicália band, BIKE, reveal their third album and plans for a European tour this autumn. “Their Shamanic Majesties’ Third Request” is a cosmic leap from the band’s hallucinogenic debut album “1943”, released in 2015. It pushes the…
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The Trembling Blue Stars are lead by former Field Mice frontman and Northern Picture Library member Bobby Wratton. They were meant to be a one album side project, but such was the success of Her Handwriting the debut album, Wratton drafted a band.  The…
Trembling Blue Stars – Broken By Whispers
Trembling Blue Stars – Broken By Whispers
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Pele were formed in Merseyside in 1990, they the sort of folky indie band that had a violin player. Reminds me a little of Dexy’s Midnight Runners without the brass. Unfortunately indie folk music would not ignite the imagination of the music press or the…
Pele – Raid the Palace
Pele – Raid the Palace
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